Salamander Hotels & Resorts continues its expansion with a new hotel slated to open in New Orleans this spring. The Middleburg, VA-based hospitality company—originally launched by billionaire Sheila Johnson, a co-founder of BET—is set to unveil NOPSI in the historic headquarters of the New Orleans Public Service, Inc (the hotel’s name is the acronym for the city’s historic utility company).
Dating from 1927, the brick building on the corner of Baronne and Union streets will soon house 217 luxury guest rooms (including 74 suites) decorated with local artwork and equipped with all the latest technology. Top digs: The Presidential Suite on the 9th floor, and the four Spa Suites with terraces.
Facilities will include a fitness center, a rooftop pool and bar, 10,000 square feet of meeting space, and the Public Service restaurant with a menu featuring Gulf Coast seafood, a raw bar, hand-fired pizzas and rotisserie items.